If your plane gets lost look for an orienteer

If you're planning on flying any time soon, you may not want to follow this link.

A new study reported on our Research Digest suggests that trainee air pilots, including those with considerable experience, fell prey to an elementary mistake in a basic navigation task. Were they to commit this error whilst flying, it would endanger the plane. Indeed, such a scenario has unfolded in real-life incidents.

Orienteers, on the other hand, were far less likely to make this mistake.

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